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Explore Alaska on a small ship cruise with Adventure Life. We work with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Juneau, Sitka, Glacier Bay National Park, Ketchikan, and Icy Strait, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to visiting Alaska on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access.  The cost of small ship cruises to Alaska start at $2,760 for a trip of 6 to 27 days in 2022. Tell us about your dream small ship cruise to Alaska and our team of Alaska travel experts will help you make it a reality.  
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Bald eagles resting
$3,995
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Last Frontier Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Chichagof Dream
  • Explore Glacier Bay National Park
  • See marine life in Frederick Sound
  • Participate on hiking in Sitka
  • Kayak along the Waterfall Coast
Starts/ Ends in:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 8-day voyage aboard Chichagof Dream for an exciting and energetic experience from the activities included on this itinerary to be able to explore Alaska from Sitka to Juneau or reverse.The dynamic itinerary features daily adventures like hiking rainforest trails, kayaking in a glacial …
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Alaska travel and dall sheep grazing on Alaska hillside
$7,295
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Northern Passages & Glacier Bay

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Explorer
  • Attend Park Ranger presentations
  • Hike at Glacier Bay National Park
  • Observe sea lions and birds
  • See Krestof and Nakwasina Sounds
Starts/ Ends in:
Juneau / Sitka
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the Safari Explorer for this 8-day voyage that takes you into the jewel of the U.S. National Park System. Kayak, paddle board, snorkel, and skiff to explore this majestic region and Glacier Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hikes ashore in Glacier Bay National Park and along Chichagof …
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Get up close to amazing glaciers in Alaska
$7,340
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Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Venture
  • View unique wildlife such as orcas
  • Visit Tracy or Endicott Arm fjords
  • Explore Alaskan ecosystems
  • Hike & kayak in Icy Strait
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Southeast Alaska aboard National Geographic Venture on its 8-day expedition from Juneau to Sitka. Experience an extraordinary visit to Alaska. Take advantage of a sighting of a pod of orcas or linger on shore to watch a brown bear sow and her cubs forage. Explore under the guidance of an …
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Calm waters disturbed only by the flick of a whale's tail
$4,660
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Wild Alaska Escape: Sitka to Juneau

6 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Sea Lion
  • Journey by kayak into dramatic bays
  • Raft the Chilkat River with guides
  • See Haines by raft, bike, or foot
  • View glaciers and icebergs
Starts/ Ends in:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the National Geographic Sea Lion on this 6-day cruise to explore Alaska on an active expedition to see the region’s iconic wildlife and epic landscapes in a compact timeframe. Enjoy hikes on world-class trails through forests of towering trees, kayak deep into glacially-carved fjords, …
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Wrangell - St. Elias wilderness
$5,195
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Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn

9 Day Itinerary aboard Baranof Dream
  • Watch glaciers calve giant icebergs
  • Journey through Tracy Arm Fjord
  • Kayak along the Alaskan coastline
  • Visit the highlights of Juneau
Starts/ Ends in:
Sitka / Ketchikan
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend 9 days aboard the Baranof Dream chasing beautiful, dramatic landscapes and Alaskan wildlife. After setting sail from Sitka head towards Glacier Bay National Park for the chance to see bears, wolves, humpback whales, and sea lions. Tour the capital city of Juneau and see all the highlights of …
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Exploring Alaska's glaciers
$3,795
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Last Frontier Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Admiralty Dream
  • Explore Glacier Bay National Park
  • See marine life in Frederick Sound
  • Participate on hiking in Sitka
  • Kayak along the Waterfall Coast
Starts/ Ends in:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 8-day voyage aboard Admiralty Dream for an exciting and energetic experience from the activities included on this itinerary to be able to explore Alaska from Sitka to Juneau or reverse.The dynamic itinerary features daily adventures like hiking rainforest trails, kayaking in a glacial …
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Kayaking among beautiful Alaskan mountains
$4,495
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Glacier Bay National Park Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Explorer
  • Discover Glacier Bay National Park
  • Admire Alaskan wildlife
  • Visit Grand Pacific Glacier
  • Hike through old-growth forests
Starts/ Ends in:
Juneau / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the spectacular scenery of Glacier Bay National Park and its marine wildlife. Watch for whales, stellar sea lions, puffins and sea otters as Wilderness Explorer cruises through the park.This dazzling voyage offers the opportunity to admire the exotic wildlife of this region and its …
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Bald eagles resting
$4,600
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Seward to Vancouver

8 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Muse
  • Cruise along Hubbard Glacier
  • Admire the wonders of Ketchikan
  • Experience adventures in Juneau
  • Explore the scenery of Seward
Starts/ Ends in:
Seward / Vancouver, BC
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day cruise on the luxurious Silver Muse explores the sights of southeastern Alaska. Sail from Seward, Alaska, to Vancouver, Canada,through the famed Inside Passage. Along the journey, watch for Alaska's spectacular wildlife, including whales, bears, and moose. Observe stunning, lush …
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A grizzly bear with its catch
$4,110
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Vancouver to Seward

8 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Shadow
  • Explore the scenery of Seward
  • Experience adventures in Juneau
  • Admire the wonders of Ketchikan
  • Cruise along Hubbard Glacier
Starts/ Ends in:
Vancouver, BC / Seward
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take in the sights of southeastern Alaska on an eight-day cruise aboard the luxurious Silver Shadow ship. Sail from Vancouver, Canada, to Seward, Alaska, across the famed Inside Passage. Look for whales, bears, and moose along the route; view lush green rainforests on relaxing treks with …
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Whale watching in Alaska
$4,600
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Vancouver to Seward

8 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Muse
  • Admire the wonders of Ketchikan
  • Experience adventures in Juneau
  • Cruise along Hubbard Glacier
  • Explore the scenery of Seward
Starts/ Ends in:
Vancouver, BC / Seward
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Witness spectacular wildlife as you take in the rich Indigenous culture and extensive history of southeastern Alaska on this 8-day cruise aboard the Silver Muse. Sail from Vancouver, Canada, to Seward, Alaska, along the famed Inside Passage. Keep an eye out for Alaska's spectacular wildlife, …
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Moose found on an Alaska wildlife tour
$3,600
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Glacier Bay National Park Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • Discover Glacier Bay National Park
  • Admire Alaskan wildlife
  • Visit Grand Pacific Glacier
  • Hike down Fairweather Mountain
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the unique Glacier Bay National Park, home to the world's largest marine sanctuary. From kelp-lined channels to hemlock and spruce forests, every inch of this remote land is worth exploring. This dazzling voyage offers the opportunity to admire the exotic wildlife of this region. Keep …
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Reindeer looking for the herd
$10,500
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Eastern Fjords & Glacier Bay Cruise-Ultimate Expedition

15 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Explorer
  • Discover Haines
  • Navigate the Behm Canal
  • Kayak Tongass backcountry
  • Whale watching in Stephens Passage
Starts/ Ends in:
Juneau / Ketchikan
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore ultimate Alaska on a 15-day adventure aboard the Wilderness Explorer. Spend two days at Glacier Bay National Park, including a boat ride to glaciers, a trek in the Tongass National Forest, and an opportunity to learn about Native customs. Discover the glaciers of Margerie, Grand Pacific, …
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View of Mendenhall glacier on an Alaska cruise
$3,600
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Alaska's Glacier Country

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Adventurer
  • Explore Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover orca and humpback whales
  • Enjoy wildlife viewing
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day cruise aboard Wilderness Adventurer gives an in-depth exploration of Alaska. Snug-in your kayak, visit the remote bays off of Icy Strait or join the team on a skiff to watch sea lions play. Have your binoculars ready, and look for puffins, Guillemots, gulls, snoozing sea lions, bears, …
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Bald eagles resting
$10,850
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Treasures of the Inside Passage: Alaska and British Columbia

14 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Quest
  • Explore the San Juan Islands
  • Observe a traditional performance
  • Learn about the local cultures
  • Search for humpback whales
  • Kayak Misty Fjord’s waters
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the National Geographic Queston a 14-day in-depth exploration of the San Juan Islands, British Columbia, and Alaska. Linger in the temperate rain forests and wildlife-rich channels of British Columbia, and enjoy ample time to discover the breathtaking fjords and towering glaciers of Southeast …
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A Bald Eagle catches a fish.
$10,960
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Treasures of the Inside Passage: Alaska and British Columbia

14 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Venture
  • Explore San Juan and Gulf Islands
  • Observe a moving First Nations
  • Visit Glacier Bay National Park
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board National Geographic Venture on this 14-day cruise to linger in the temperate rainforests and wildlife-rich channels of British Columbia, and enjoy ample time to explore the breathtaking fjords and towering glaciers of Southeast Alaska.Take advantage of a sighting of a pod of orcas or linger …
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Get up close to amazing glaciers in Alaska
$3,660
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Seward to Vancouver

8 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Shadow
  • Cruise along Hubbard Glacier
  • Admire the wonders of Ketchikan
  • Experience adventures in Juneau
  • Explore the scenery of Seward
Starts/ Ends in:
Seward / Vancouver, BC
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Just say the word Alaska and you are already brimming with excitement. Bears as big as boats. A culture that stretches back 20,000 years. Miles and miles of unspoiled nature. A never-setting summer sun. To call Alaska awe-inspiring is no overstatement. Join this 8-day voyage aboard the luxurious …
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Kayaking Tracy Arm Fjord in Tongass National Forest.
$7,340
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Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Quest
  • View unique wildlife such as orcas
  • Visit Tracy or Endicott Arm fjords
  • Explore Alaskan ecosystems
  • Hike & kayak in Icy Strait
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover a unique, immersive style of travel as you explore Southeast Alaska on this unrivaled expedition. The National Geographic Quest isfully equipped with tools for exploration that enable you to enjoy the magnificent landscapes of coastal Alaska. This voyage brings ample wildlife viewing …
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Marvel at the striking icebergs
$3,395
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North to True Alaska Expedition

6 Day Itinerary aboard Alaskan Dream
  • Visit Glacier Bay
  • Explore Baranof Island
  • Stroll the town of Skagway
  • Cruise Chatham Strait & Lynn Canal
Starts/ Ends in:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoyan amazing array of True Alaska highlightsaboard the Alaskan Dream on this 6-day cruise.Experience Alaska’s famous wildlife, pristine wilderness bays and rainforest, kayak and skiff adventures, stunning Glacier Bay National Park, and three of the Inside Passage’s most historical …
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